Shannon Newell is a Castleton alum and former student of the Southern Vermont TRIO/Upward Bound program. She began teaching part-time in the psychology department in the fall of 2005 and joined as a full-time faculty member in 2013. With a degree in school psychology from Northern Arizona University, she has worked in schools in Louisiana, New York, and Vermont and continues to provide consultative services including school-based trainings on evaluation methods, school crisis prevention and intervention, and conducting special education evaluations.
She chairs the professional development committee of the Vermont Association of School Psychologists and was the Vermont delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists from 2016-2022. She is actively involved in the program accreditation board for the National Association of School Psychologists and spearheaded the development of the School Psychology EdS program at Vermont State University – Castleton Campus in 2016.